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Have your say in the NDIS Review
The government want to put people with disability at the centre of the NDIS. They want to hear from you!
In October 2022, the government announced a review of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). It has appointed an Independent Review Panel, which includes people with disability. This is an important opportunity for NDIS participants to have their say about the scheme.
Outcomes and Experiences of People with Disability Moving into New Housing
What is the study about?
The aim of this research is to help us better understand the individual experiences and outcomes of people with disability who move into Supported Disability Accommodation (SDA) housing in the community. This project involves collecting information from interviews and questionnaires with tenants and those close to them pre-move and at regular intervals up to 3 years post-move.
Why are we doing this study?
We are doing this research to find out more about the experiences and outcomes of people with disability who move into appropriately designed housing in the community. We are interested in finding out what works well for people and what could be improved so we can inform the development of future housing and services. Our research will document the lived experience and impact of new housing developments for young people with disability and help to shape innovative housing models in the future.
Who do we want to take part?
Taking part in this research study is optional. We are looking for people who:
Are aged 18-65
Have disability. Primary disabilities include (but are not limited to): Acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s, other neurological conditions
Have an offer of an SDA house or apartment and/or have been living in SDA for up to 6 months
Have adequate communication skills to independently agree to participate. Adequate communication skills include using a variety of ways to communicate including verbal or written communication, verbal prompts, repetition and rephrasing of information or augmentative communication devices
You will be offered a $30 gift card for each time point you complete, as a reimbursement for your time. This will be provided after you complete the interview(s) for a time point. If you choose to withdraw from the study, you can keep the gift cards you have been given.
A member of the Summer Foundation Research Team will then contact you to explain the project in more detail and, if you are interested in participating, arrange a time for an initial interview.
To be eligible to participate in the study, you will be required to be able to independently agree to participate. After written consent is obtained, you will be considered part of the research project. All the information you provide during interviews will be de-identified and assigned a unique code.
Prof Jacinta Douglas
La Trobe University
Dr Di Winkler
Dr Kate D’Cruz
Dr Stacey Oliver
Dr Peter Mulherin
Dr Elroy Dearn
This research is being funded by the Summer Foundation and conducted with La Trobe University.
The Housing Hub wants to help people with disability find the right home. To do this, we want to make sure people have access to all the information they need. We host free events and online learning packages to help give people information about NDIS Housing Options.